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AS THE fog rolls in from the Moors and an unseen hound emits a bloodcurdling howl, it’s impossible not to succumb to the chilling atmosphere of HGLT’s latest production.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous tale is set at Baskerville Hall, where a terrible family curse has seen the Lord of the Manor ripped apart by a fearsome beast.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous tale is set at Baskerville Hall, where a terrible family curse has seen the Lord of the Manor ripped apart by a fearsome beast.

When dashing American nephew and heir, Sir Henry (Ara Sotoudeh), receives a note warning him to stay off the Moors, the interest of the world’s greatest detective is peaked and Holmes and Watson arrive to crack the case.

James Weetman’s Sherlock, every bit the pompous, astutely analytical yet somehow incredibly likeable character of Conan Doyle’s creation, was superbly compelling.

Tony O’Hagan’s Watson provided the warmth and emotion to balance Sherlock’s cold logic while Linda Neale gave a fantastically understated performance as housekeeper Mrs Barrymore.

The plot twists and turns in this engaging version of Hound of the Baskervilles, which keeps you guessing until the very end.

HANNAH JENNINGS PARRY

 

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